The Austrian Exchange Meeting

In three weeks time, our fourteen-years-old daughter will travel to Austria with 26 other students from her school. She’s there for a week and will be living with a girl called Maria and her family in the south-east of the country. What an amazing opportunity she’s got in front of her on this Austrian Exchange. Tonight […]

Pompeii – Our Time in the Roman City

Tomorrow, August 24th, is Mount Vesuvius Day. The day marks the anniversary of Mount Vesuvius erupting in AD79 destroying the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae. In 1999 Helen and I visited Pompeii on the tourist trail when the cruise ship we were sailing on docked in the port of Naples. At the time we went on […]

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Our Time in Pisa

I’ve decided that #throwbackthursday should not be consigned to Instagram anymore. So, with that said, I’m going to kick off with the time we visited the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The Island Escape First, a little background on how came to be in Pisa… In April 2004 Helen, her Dad Bryan, her niece Lizzy, our […]